April was busy, with lots of college visits on the agenda. My visits started in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley at Bard College. This rural campus is 90 miles north of New York City and has a strong sense of community with faculty living nearby and engaging in activities on campus. Most students live on […]
I recently returned from the IECA conference in Orlando, Florida. The first three days included tours of seven colleges and universities, followed by conference sessions and a college fair for IECA consultants. Our first visit was to Emby-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, a high-powered, modern, all-things-aeronautical university offering programs such as flight training, engineering, security, […]
The University of Aberdeen (Scotland) hosted a comprehensive three-day counselor tour, providing invaluable information regarding their programs, facilities, students and faculty. Aberdeen is a very vibrant and international city, in large part due to the university and the development of natural resources offshore. Approximately 20 percent of the students are international, with North American sending […]
I began my tour through the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York at the University of Rochester, a small research university located in a beautiful setting near the city of Rochester. More information is available in an earlier summary of a University of Rochester representative’s presentation in my office. This small, private research university […]
SCAD The University for Creative Careers Formerly known as the Savannah College of Art and Design, SCAD offers students a full range of creative and artistic areas of study. SCAD has campuses in Savannah, Hong Kong, Atlanta, and Lacoste, France. I toured several programs and the very modern dormitories located throughout Savannah (the largest campus), […]
The Laureate International Universities sponsored a very exciting and informative tour of their design universities in Milan, Italy, and hospitality management universities in Switzerland. Our tour included counselors from all over the world, with only a few from the US, providing an excellent chance to explore worldwide options for students. While many in the US […]
I just returned from the National Association of College Admission Counseling conference in San Diego, and the biggest topic of conversation was the new Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. This coalition of now 83 colleges rose out of their dissatisfaction with the Common Application including the lack of flexibility in incorporating individual colleges preferences […]
Applerouth Tutoring Services has prepared an excellent chart comparing the old SAT, the new SAT and the ACT. This chart will help students learn more about the upcoming tests and explore an appropriate path.
Make plans now to attend the Seattle National College Fair. This is a great opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from the colleges on your list, and explore new options. Hundreds of exhibitors will be available on Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th. Students can pre-register here and view the list of participating institutions.
I attended a counselor update from admissions representatives at the University of Virginia, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Emory University and the University of Notre Dame. While much of the question and answer period was focused on The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, each university provided a brief update on their campuses. One of […]
Start building your profile on the Washboard.org website and get updates on scholarship opportunities for Washington students. Many opportunities are posted on the site, including events to help students complete financial aid forms.
The UW Honors Program Director, Professor Vicky Lawson, shares updated information about the UW Honors Program and what they look for in applicants. The UW Honors application goes live on October 1st. During October and November they be hosting twice weekly information sessions that coincide with the UW’s visit options. These sessions should help prospective […]
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